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Sports The play-off draw - what you need to know!
Author: 0 The play-off draw - what you need to know!

It proved a body blow from which Chris Coleman's Wales , who started the night above Ireland in second place and still had eyes on top spot, never recovered as their hopes of reaching a first World Cup finals since 1958 evaporated. "I'm thinking about the fact there's a dressing room full of devastated players and staff", said Coleman . France are expected to win against Belarus and finish top, Sweden would then go into the play-offs and as things now stand they would be ...

Sports Mets agree to purchase Syracuse Chiefs
Author: 0 Mets agree to purchase Syracuse Chiefs

The Chiefs have been the Nationals' top affiliate for the past nine years and, before that, was the Blue Jays top club for decades. If the sale is approved, the Chiefs will play at NBT Bank Stadium through the 2025 season. The Mets now have three affiliate teams, including their top two, all in the state of NY and within driving distance of the big league club. That will not only force the Nationals to find another team for their Triple-A guys but will make it a lot easier for the Mets ...

Author: 0 Bale will try to persuade Chris Coleman to stay with Wales

The 47-year-old was always planning on ending his time with the Welsh national team at the end of the current campaign, though he had hoped that would be in Russian Federation rather than Cardiff , as his side fell 1-0 at home to Ireland to miss out on a World Cup play-off spot.

Sports Nick Kyrgios blames stomach bug for Shanghai retirement
Author: 0 Nick Kyrgios blames stomach bug for Shanghai retirement

Nick Kyrgios claims that his decision to quit his Shanghai Masters first-round match with Steve Johnson after the first set was due to a stomach bug. 'My shoulder started to hurt in the practice today which didn't help either and once I lost the first set I was just not strong enough to continue because I've not eaten much the past 24 hours.

Author: 0 Did the Bears Run the Greatest Two-Point Conversion in NFL History?

Bradford , through no fault of his own, didn't have the juice Monday night. Struggling teams can't win with these type of mistakes. Nearly immediately, it was clear that Sam Bradford didn't belong in the game Monday night. The offensive line was atrocious. He rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown and led the team with 51 receiving yards in the Vikings' first game without star rookie Dalvin Cook .

Sports Thai military ruler Prayut Chan-O-Cha pledges elections in November 2018
Author: 0 Thai military ruler Prayut Chan-O-Cha pledges elections in November 2018

The election announcement comes after Prayuth traveled to the US earlier this month to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House - an embrace the junta chief was denied under Barack Obama's administration . Prime Minister Prayuth later said Yingluck had fled to Dubai to escape a prison sentence. He warned political parties against campaigning and said any breaches could result in the ban on political activities being prolonged.

Sports Ballon d'Or nominees: Neymar, Dybala among first names released
Author: 0 Ballon d'Or nominees: Neymar, Dybala among first names released

The nominees, as revealed by France Football this evening, are unsurprisingly dominated by La Liga, who boast 11 shortlisted players. The prize is once more the domain of France Football after merging with the FIFA World Player of the Year award between 2010-15 and the victor will be decided by a selection panel of journalists.

Sports Saints trade Adrian Peterson to Cardinals
Author: 0 Saints trade Adrian Peterson to Cardinals

Peterson caught just two passes with New Orleans for a total of four yards. According to an ESPN report , the Saints traded Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday for a conditional draft pick. Since the start of the 2016 season Peterson has rushed for 153 yards at just 2.4 yards per carry. Edgerrin James landed in Arizona after spending most of his excellent career with the Indianapolis Colts (he did a stint with the Seahawks after that as well), and Chris Johnson , of course, ...

Sports Liverpool's Mane out for up to six weeks
Author: 0 Liverpool's Mane out for up to six weeks

He has scored three goals in four Premier League games this season. The forward was named among FIFA's 30-man shortlist for the 2017 Ballon d'Or award on Monday , but will now face further time out for Liverpool having already missed three games through suspension following his red card against Manchester City .

Author: 0 Sylvester Stallone Will Return to Direct Creed 2!

Ryan Coogler , who helmed the celebrated " Fruitvale Station ", took the reigns for the first movie, and wrote the script too. The star who wrote the original Rocky film said on Instagram he will be taking over from director Ryan Coogler, who revived the franchise in 2015 with Creed .

Sports MOORE: A play to remember for Nelson Agholor, Eagles
Author: 0 MOORE: A play to remember for Nelson Agholor, Eagles

The Cowboys lost their second straight, a 35-31 home loss to Green Bay. The coup de grace came when the Eagles faced a third-and-19 from their 28-yard line in the third quarter. "He be fired up". While the Eagles often rushed just four men, they were able to get to Palmer when they blitzed. With just 20 games of experience under his belt, Wentz went out and did something no Eagles quarterback has ever done on his way to improving to 8-2 in his career at the Linc.

Sports Purslow: Klopp needs five years at Liverpool, not two
Author: 0 Purslow: Klopp needs five years at Liverpool, not two

Emre Can moved from Bayer Leverkusen to Liverpool in the summer of 2014, and has since made 138 appearances for the Reds - however he has not committed his future to the club with his latest remarks. Some may not want to hear Christian Purslow talk too much about Liverpool , but the former chief executive of Merseyside's finest went on record to glowingly speak about Jürgen Klopp ahead of a huge game at home to Manchester United .

Author: 0 Australia Open 'top of Serena's mind', says tournament boss

On Williams, Tiley added: "Serena will be back". But the Australian Open's tournament director Craig Tiley is adamant that Murray, along with Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori who have also struggled through persistent injuries, will be fit and firing come January for the first Grand Slam of the season.

Sports Weakened Syria eye World Cup upset
Author: 0 Weakened Syria eye World Cup upset

Cahill, formerly of Everton and now of Melbourne City, rose to strike again in the 109th minute, getting up above his man to thrust yet another header past Ibrahim Alma in the Syrian goal... Australia were given a boost early in extra time as Mahmoud Al Mawas was given a second booking by replacement referee Ilgiz Tantashev, prompting Postecoglou to throw on Tomi Juric to bolster the attack.

Sports Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. to have season-ending surgery on fractured ankle
Author: 0 Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. to have season-ending surgery on fractured ankle

Marshall, signed in the offseason to give Eli Manning another reliable target opposite Beckham, announced on Instagram late Monday that he will have season-ending surgery. Roger Lewis and Sterling Shepard (when healthy, ankle) will be the Nos. "You hate to see it like this, but it's a part of the game". King spent some time on the active roster but has mainly worked with the practice squad.

Sports Giants WR Carted Off With Left Ankle Injury
Author: 0 Giants WR Carted Off With Left Ankle Injury

Apparently that is not going to happen. That makes it easier for him to step in, unlike someone joining the team for the first time five weeks into the season. NY quickly starting adding more bodies on Monday - the team promoted Travis Rudolph from their practice squad and they are expected to bring back Tavarres King .

Sports Ronaldo odds-on for fifth Ballon d'Or
Author: 0 Ronaldo odds-on for fifth Ballon d'Or

Gareth Bale misses out, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are selected. Also among the final 10 nominees were PSG's Edinson Cavani , Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema , Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels , reports Efe.